published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sebring to celebrate Founder's Day Saturday
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING -- The Sebring Historical Society and the Sebring Centennial Committee are renewing a long-ago tradition in our town: honoring founder George E. Sebring and other pioneers who established the town. Festivities will be held at the downtown Circle on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
The Sebring Historical Society will combine their quarterly luncheon and meeting with a barbecue chicken dinner cooked at the Circle by Historical Society member Allen Altvater III and David Zeiss. The luncheon is available to the public. Tables and chairs will be set up in Circle Park and the luncheon will be served by members from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $8 each, with tickets on sale in advance at the Sebring Historical Society, the Chamber of Commerce on U.S. 27 and Sebring City Hall. Tickets will also be available on the Circle that day.
Jen Brown, Board of Directors member, has taken the lead in planning and organizing this day of fun and entertainment for Sebring families. Some of the activities include the Mountain Dew Cloggers, who will perform at noon, and a dance performance by "Tammy's kids" will follow at 12:30.
A special presentation by the Elks Club to the Historical Society is scheduled for 12:40 p.m., followed by a performance by Martial Arts America. Tammy's kids will perform again at 1:20 p.m. with their "Thriller Dance." The Mountain Dew Cloggers will perform again at 1:30 p.m.; and at 2 p.m., Mayor George Hensley will lead a sing along of "The Ode to George E. Sebring," the song he wrote for the Centennial.
From 2-5 p.m., a special movie, "The Spoilers," will be shown at the newly restored Circle Theater. This movie has historical roots here in Sebring, as it was based on a book written by Rex Beach, famous author and resident of Sebring form 1928 to 1947.
Several Sebring-manufactured electric cars will be on display around the Circle during the day. One of the main features of the day's festivities will be the recognition of a man and woman chosen "Pioneers of the Year."
Many other events are planned for the day, including contests, games and crafts for the children and musical performances.
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